I have a bunch of .avi tv shows

Discussion in 'iPod' started by cujoca, Apr 14, 2007.

  1. cujoca macrumors regular

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    Hi, I have a bunch of .avi tv shows on my mac and was just wondering how to play them on my iPod Video. How do i import them into iTunes?

    Thanks everybody!

    P.S. I'm kinda new at this!
     
  2. Draythor macrumors 6502

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    I'm having the same problem! As far as I'm aware it's hard work unless you pay for software...As far as I'm aware.
     
  3. gauchogolfer macrumors 603

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    Use something like iSquint or ffmpegx to convert them to .mp4 files and you're all set.
     
  4. x86isslow macrumors 6502a

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    I think they even have a setting you can choose when you're converting them, to make them specifically for the iPod.
     
  5. mashinhead macrumors 68020

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    This is what i use to convert. It converts pretty much anything into anything, and gives more control than isquint. Its from the same company, kinda like a higher level isquint. Anyone know why apple doesn't support avi? Always wondered that.
     
  6. cujoca thread starter macrumors regular

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    I now have iSquint, but what do I set the quality to, Standard or High?

    Also, do i enable H.264 encoding if i want to watch on iPod? and if I convert these avi files, will they still retain the same quality if i want to watch them on my mac?

    Thanks
     
  7. natemonster macrumors member

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    pick normal quality and pick H.264. and you should check out VisualHub.
     
  8. j26 macrumors 65832

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    Normal/High-H.264-Optimise for TV on iSquint will produce 640x480 files that are playable on iPod and will look decent on your computer screen/TV too.
     

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